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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Mathematics/Physical Sciences, AA


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No. of Credits: 62 (this number can vary depending on chosen electives)
Contacts: A. Ronaldi, Chair, Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Division

This associate of arts transfer option** is designed for part- and full-time students with academic and/or professional interest in the areas of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, geology, or astronomy. Students are advised to consult an academic advisor and the college offering the program of their choice to ensure that courses selected are applicable for transfer.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 48.

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Career Opportunities:

actuary, astronomer, chemist, geologist, mathematician, meteorologist, physicist, statistician

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will

  1. Given a scenario, problem, or project , apply the necessary aspects to address the scenario leading to a reasonable solution
  2. Will be able to analyze and interpret the results of solutions to problems
  3. Will be able to compose oral and/or written arguments demonstrating and defending the results of solved problems
  4. Will be able to determine the test(s) required and specialized equipment needed to solve a problem in a lab setting
  5. Will be able to collect and describe data accurately using appropriate mathematical methods

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Physical sciences (lecture and lab) courses listing above
  • At least 4 of the 16 credits must be at the 2000 level or above

Communication (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/ Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Third Semester


Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Physical sciences (4 credits)


 Acceptable:

  • See Physical sciences (lecture and lab) courses listing above
  • At least 4 of the 16 credits must be at the 2000 level or above

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics/Engineering (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Interdisciplinary/ emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics/Engineering (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Mathematics/Engineering courses listing above

Physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Physical sciences (lecture and lab) courses listing above
  • At least 4 of the 16 credits must be at the 2000 level or above

Note:


***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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